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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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Can I use hydrocortisone rectal suppositories for piles while taking gabapentin, or are there any drug interactions?

Can I use hydrocortisone rectal suppositories for piles while taking gabapentin, or are there any drug interactions?

Should be fine: The topical nature of the suppositories should keep your blood levels of steroid to a bare minimum if any gets absorbed. No interaction to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Is it true that green tea interacts with no of drugs, if so does it have interaction with gabapentin or seretide inhalor? Thanks

Is it true that green tea interacts with no of drugs, if so does it have interaction with gabapentin or seretide inhalor?
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Caffeine: Green tea has caffeine that can cause tachycardia and palpitations. Seretide can add to these side effects. Depends ow much green tea you want to consume may or may not matter. ...Read more

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Is it safe for to ve 1 cup green tea p/day [am taking omeprazole, glucosamine sulfate, gabapentin and calcium & other supplments]without drug interactio?

Is it safe for to ve 1 cup green tea p/day [am taking omeprazole, glucosamine sulfate, gabapentin and calcium & other supplments]without drug interactio?

Yes: Green tea will not interact with the stated medications. It does interact other medications particularly Coumadin (warfarin). Though you can green tea with coumadin, you must notify your physician how much you drink/week. The Coumadin dose would be increased accordingly. Green tea provides valuable anti-oxidants which are active as anti-inflammatory agents. ...Read more

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Will gabapentin show up on a drug test a benzo?

Will gabapentin show up on a drug test a benzo?

NO: Gabapentin is an anticonvulsant, and is not a benzodiazepine. It is not known to cause false positives on drug tests for benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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What does Neurontin (gabapentin) show up in drug test?

Anticonvulsant : Neurontin ( gabapentin) is in the class of anticonvulsants. I am not aware that it will cause a + drug screen. It does bind to the gaba receptor which is the same receptor a lot of sedatives affect. If you are getting +tests for something have the lab ck the calibration of their equipment. ...Read more

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I am currently in a drug court program and subject to random drug screens, would it be safe for me to take gabapentin?

I am currently in a drug court program and subject to random drug screens, would it be safe for me to take gabapentin?

Gabapentin and UAs: From my experience this is not a drug of any class that would be monitored by drug court. But, i believe it is always better to write down any medications you are taking when you given a ua. ...Read more

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Smaller doses of gabapentin better then higher doses? Bioavailability seems higher with lower doses so wouldn't you get more of the drug on lower dose

Gabapentin: true but at the same time you need a high dose of gabapentin in your system for it to work. Usually 1200mg. So lets say you take 300mg, and you absorb all 300... thats great but all you have is 300mg in your system. Now take 900mg. Lets say bioavailability fall to 75%. Well 75% of 900 is still way more in your system than 300mg. Oral absorbtion is generally like this. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin addictive drug?

Neurontin (gabapentin): No, but sudden discontinuation is not advised. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Drug Interaction (Definition)

When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise ...Read more


Dr. Eric Levin
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Neurontin (Definition)

Neurontin is a seizure agent which is a kind of ...Read more